Historical romance by the numbers,
This review is from: To Make a Match (A Scandal in London Novel) (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Maybe I've read too much historical romance but there's something about this book that feels formulaic. It's obviously a reworking of "The Taming of the Shrew" but I don't mind clever updates so it's not that.
The requisite cliched elements are all in there:
Tall, broad shouldered, handsome hero - check
Teeny tiny heroine with teeny, tiny waist and big, bountiful boobs - check
Instalust - never had a woman's smile had such an, erm, potent effect on the hero - check
Failures to communicate leading to big misunderstandings - check
Simultaneous climax the first time the hero and heroine have sex - check
Unnecessary plot twist solely caused by heroine's rampant stupidity - check and check
Three stars because the actual execution and writing are not bad at all, but I did not warm to Victoria at all. I would read more of this author if she actually came up with something a little more original (again not from the updating of Shakespeare perspective, which I wouldn't mind if the story did something a little fresh with it).